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1 Your premium eLearning technology service partner netspot.com.au Moodle: at 'the coal face' & beyond Mark Bailye, Senior Consultant, NetSpot

2 Overview  At ‘the coal face’ − lessons from a classroom experience  And beyond − what’s coming in Moodle 2.5

3 At the ‘coal face’ Context  Heathfield HS  Involves Year 9 students (70)  3 Classes – Advanced Technology, Digital Photography & Robotics

4 Course design – it is important!  Better experience & increases enjoyment  Perceived usefulness can be an extrinsic motivator (Arteaga Sanchez & Duarte Hueros 2010)  Don’t use the same course design all the time “This so far is the only layout I like in Moodle … because it was easy to understand and to find stuff” (HHS student) “I like that coming straight onto the page, it is laid out clearly, is neatly organised and it’s easy to navigate around” (HHS student) “Things that made me enjoy using Moodle was the user friendly interface …” (HHS student) 1

5 Pedagogy – tailor accordingly!  Keep asking yourself, why & how  Adapt learning resources & activities to different learning styles to improve results (Despotović-Zrakić et al. 2012)  Be prepared to change & tailor approach 2 SupportEnhanceExtend Robotics40%30% Advanced Technology70%15% Digital Photography60%20%

6 Engagement – must include!  Interactivity and autonomous learning modes can have an influence on learning (Drennan, Kennedy & Pisarski 2005)  Tools that were well received – choice, feedback & workshop  Reward engagement “… like to use it in different ways and in different extents depending on the subject and the topics …” (HHS teacher) 3

7 And beyond … Context  Heathfield HS  Year 9 students  Advanced Technology, Digital Photography & Robotics What’s new in Moodle 2.5?

8 Badges  Mozilla Open Badges  Acknowledge achievement  Activity completion or course completion  Simple to use interface  Transfer badges to Mozilla backpack 1

9 Long form improvements 2

10 New assignment settings 3

11 Folder contents “inline” 4

12 Questions

13 References Arteaga Sánchez, R. & Duarte Hueros, A. (2010), Motivational factors that influence the acceptance of Moodle using TAM. Computers in Human Behavior, vol. 26, iss. 6, pp. 1632-1640. Despotović-Zrakić, M., Marković, A., Bogdanović, Z., Barać, D., & Krčo, S. (2012). Providing Adaptivity in Moodle LMS Courses. Educational Technology & Society, vol. 15, iss. 1, pp. 326–338. Drennan, J., & Kennedy, J., Pisarski, A. (2005), Factors affecting student attitudes toward flexible online learning in management education. The Journal of Educational Research, vol. 98, iss. 6, pp. 331-338.


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